By John Eggerton
The White House and FCC are generally getting good marks for the announced new investment in rural broadband deployment (a Rural Digital Opportunity Fund) and the latest auction to free up spectrum for 5G. "We support the efforts announced by the Administration today to accelerate 5G deployments. 5G relies on fiber—as do all our networks—and today’s announcement will drive fiber deeper into rural areas," said the Fiber Broadband Association. "And Chairman Pai’s plan for a Rural Digital Opportunities Fund has the promise, if properly structured, to propel fiber builds in rural areas, which is so critical if these communities are not to be left behind."
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